Spaghetti San Juanil

Here’s another quick pasta dish that I’m certain you will love.  If you don’t like anchovies, you can leave them out.  It will still be delicious as I am a firm believer in “your sauce is as good as your tomatoes.”  My preference by far, is to use only canned San Marzano Italian peeled plum … Continue reading

Pasta with Radicchio

If your looking for a quick, delicious and nutritious meal, please give this recipe a try.  I try to always have radicchio in the house for use in salads, but it also gives me the opportunity to make this dish any time I am looking for something quick and easy.   I always have the … Continue reading

Fettuccine Bolognese a la Aunt Geri

I have many fond memories of my mother’s sister, Geri, and of course, many of them revolve around food.  Even when I am remembering how much fun it was to ride with her in her Thunderbird convertible, it is the blueberry pie a la mode at Schrafts or the diner that sticks out in my … Continue reading

Cavatelli with Broccoli

Cavatelli and broccoli……another winner from Little Nonni. However, when I think of this dish, I remember it as my mother’s.  It was a family favorite so she made it often.  It was the dish that most people requested when coming to our house for dinner.  She became famous for it.  It’s one of those dishes … Continue reading

Pasta e Fagioli

I apologize for seeming to be obsessed with beans (fagioli) lately, but it’s winter, and beans make for a hearty meal. I don’t really think about beans as much in the summer. It’s in winter that we want our meals to have a bit more substance and earthiness. And beans do the trick. Besides, who … Continue reading

Lentil Soup / Lentils and Macaroni

Oh dear, I am 23 days late with this “good luck” dish.  I am hoping that “better late than never” will apply here.  You see, lentils on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day (my family has always been loose with some traditions so we usually give ourselves a day or two to carry out … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe

After all that cooking and baking associated with Christmas, it has been nice to sit back and relax for a bit. I made “Mom’s Chicken Soup” the other night. I needed some comfort food and that soup certainly soothes the soul. We decided to get away for a few days to our mountain house in … Continue reading